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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

On January 6, 2012, USCIS (“United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or Immigration”) published a change to implement the processing of unlawful presence waivers within the U.S. for certain family members of U.S. Citizens.
This new regulation could allow immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (parents, spouses, or children under the age of 21 and unmarried) who are eligible for Resident Status (Green Card) to file a Waiver of inadmissibility while in the U.S. and receive a decision on the waiver prior to traveling to a U.S. Consulate.  An approved waiver would …

Adam Walsh Act »

[9 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

Client married a Chinese national but was convicted of a specified offense against a minor and the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti successfully argued client was not a threat to his spouse and procure her lawful resident status.
Under the Adam Walsh Act a person convicted of certain offenses against a minor is prohibited from petitioning to bring any non-citizen family member or spouse to the US. Such individuals are not only prohibited from petitioning for a minor child but they are also prohibited from petitioning for any adult beneficiary, such …